Dallas Brewery Tour by Bicycle
The first brewery in Dallas was established in 2011 when Deep Ellum Brewing Company opened it’s doors by not playing by the rules. Local zoning laws classified breweries in the same category as chemical, plastics, paint, and insecticide manufacturing. Dallas city code categorized brew masters as the toxic bad boys trying to cause trouble in Dallas. That soon changed when a few other craft breweries entered the scene and made the city of Dallas realize breweries were essential to the revitalization of neighborhoods and made the city money. Thank goodness it did because there are some fine brews coming out of Dallas and we would really miss them.
Since we mentioned Deep Ellum Brewing Company and it’s only a few blocks away from the shop, let’s start our ride there. They are actually in the process of suing the TABC for the right to sell packaged beer to consumers who want to buy it directly from the brewery. Texas, we love you, but you’re a little behind in the world of beer rights.
Total Miles: 10.9
Bike: Ride whatever bike will get you there safely. Local Hub rents bikes if you don’t have one.
What to pack: bike, helmet, lock, friends, money, lights, fully charged phone, flat changing tools , extra tube, backpack or similar bag, and sunscreen.
Deep Ellum Brewing Company
2823 St. Louis Street
Dallas, Tx 75226
Deep Ellum Brewering Company taproom is open from 3pm – 10 pm Monday-Thursday, 3 pm -12 am Friday, and 12 pm -12 am Saturday. They have year round and special release brews on tap, and live music most nights. We heard from a valid source, that their kitchen will be opening soon. It’s tucked away on a quiet street on Deep Ellum, but there is bike parking outside. Just be sure to lock your bike properly and don’t leave any valuables on your bike.
Community Beer Company
1530 Inspiration Dr., Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75207
Community brewery not only has some killer beer, but they have leg room. The tap room is located in an old retail space and can fit a few hundred people comfortably. There are indoor picnic tables and games to keep you entertained while you enjoy a cold beverage. The brewery doesn’t serve food , but there are food trucks parked outside on the weekends. Brewery tours are on Saturday’s from 2-5 and cost $10. Tickets can be purchased here. Bike parking is outside or inside if you ask really nicely.
2026 Farrington Street
Dallas, Tx 75207
Peticolas just opened their tap room! They are open Thursday and Friday from 4 pm-10 pm, Saturday 11 am- 10 pm, and Sunday 12 pm- 6 pm. This is a not to be missed stop. There isn’t official bike parking, but there are plenty of parking signs to lock up to. The area is in a quiet area, but don’t let that fool you.
Dallas, TX 75207
Just down the street from Peticolas is Noble Rey Brewery. They are new to the brewery game having opened July 2015, but rocking some unique flavors. Their tasting room is open Wednesday- Friday 4 pm-9 pm and Saturday 12 pm-7 pm. No food at the tasting room, but the next location will not disappoint if you need some substance in your belly. Since the brewery is located off the Trinity Strand Trail, it’s easy to access by bicycle and there’s plenty of bike parking.
2625 Main Street
Dallas, Tx 75226
Last on the brewery tour by bicycle is our next door neighbor Braindead Brewery. Braindead is a little different from the other locations because it’s a gastropub. Chef David has been winning awards for his innovative cuisine like nobodies business. Along with beer brewed on site, they have a legit selection of rotating craft beers. Now is the time to order food with your beer. Just don’t order a Miller Lite, or they will ask you to leave.
There are a few more breweries we didn’t include on this tour due to time and the fact that you can get a DUI on a bicycle in Dallas. If you have time check out Texas Ale Project, Lakewood Brewing Company, and Four Corners. Ride responsibility, at your own risk, and follow the rules of the road.